Michael Siggins is the founder of The ChannelPro Network which is dedicated to providing resources, insights and peer advice to VARs and service providers serving the IT needs of small businesses. ChannelPro articles are for, about, and often written BY a community of VARs and service providers serving the IT needs of small businesses, which makes ChannelPro a very valuable resource to this highly specialized and often under-served audience of IT professionals. In a very competitive business climate, the ChannelPro audience can leverage best practices and peer advice to grow their business in the good times and survive and even thrive in the bad times. Vendors, distributors, industry analysts and a diverse group of writers and editors all work together to bring the ChannelPro Network to life and to support the SMB channel. Michael Siggins is being nominated for recognition for making this happen yet the recognition is not for him so much as it is for the SMB channel itself, and those people who make it a thriving community.